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Beauty Bar: A Review of Nicki Minaj’s Nail Collection

In anticipation of Nicki Minaj’s newest album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded that was recently pushed back from February to an April release, I decided to try her new nail polish collection by OPI. I figured if I had to wait even longer for the album, I could at least carry a piece of her with me—even if it was on my toes.
The line has six limited edition nail colors that range from fantastic pink, rainbow confetti glitter and charcoal sparkle hues to two green shades in lime and teal. There’s also a purple shatter color that changes from matte to glossy in a matter of seconds. As I applied each color, I noticed each one evoked a different feeling and emotion.

From left, Did it On 'Em, Fly, Pink Friday, Metallic 4 Life, Save Me, and Super Bass.

Here's a quick breakdown:
Did It On ‘Em: A lime color perfect for fun in the sun or showing off warm style during the chilly winter months. This color brings out the kid in me.
Fly: My absolute favorite. An aqua color that evokes feelings of summertime fun. In a word, it’s uber chic.

Pink Friday: Seriously, bubblegum pink colors instantly make me feel like a girl. Carefree. Fun. Sophisticated. What does this mean for you? An instant party in a bottle. Genius.

Metallic 4 Life: I'm in love with Nicki's Moment 4 Life song, but this charcoal sparkle is my least favorite. I appreciated the silver sparkle, but was slightly confused about the dark nail color. I think I’d like this more if the shade were an actual metallic color…not black. This one is definitely a shout out to Mr. Roman.

Save Me: I’ve never been a huge silver-rainbow glitter girl, but this one is cute and very inoffensive. I applied this one on my fingers for extra fun.

Super Bass: Shatter nail polishes are the newest craze, and this one hits the mark. Not only is the purple color an instant standout, but the shatter looks great over anycolor. I tried it over neutrals to be safe, but next time I'm going bold!Honestly each shade in the collection is pretty cool; however, the best feature is the exclusive ProWide™ brush that provides a smooth, easy application. Wanna try? Each nail lacquer is $8.50 and can be found in JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and ULTA.

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As November comes to a close, many publications will be crafting their year-end lists for all things pop culture. Forbes released a ranking of the world's highest-paid women in music on Monday (Nov. 19), with Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna holding it down for women of color.

Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

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